On This Day

Famous People Who Died in March 1952

  • Mar 1 Mariano Azuela, Mexican novelist, dies at 79
  • Mar 4 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist (Nobel 1932-functions of neurons), dies at 94
  • Mar 5 Vladimir Scherbachov, Soviet-Russian composer (Blokovskaya; The Thunderstorm) and professor (Leningrad Conservatory; Tbilisi Conservatory), dies at 63
  • Mar 7 Paramahansa Yogananda, Indian guru (Autobiography of a Yogi), dies at 59
  • Mar 11 Pierre Renoir, French stage and film actor and director (b. 1885)
  • Mar 21 Wilhelm Albrecht, German SD-chief, executed
  • Mar 22 "Uncle" Dave Macon, American vaudeville and Grand Ole Opry banjo player, singer-songwriter and comedian, dies at 81
  • Mar 22 (Don Stephen) "D.S." Senanayake, Ceylonese politician and leader of Sri Lankan independence movement (1st Prime Minister of Ceylon, 1947-52), dies after falling from a horse, possibly from a stroke, at 67
  • Mar 23 Klaas Schilder, Dutch vicar/theologist/antifascist, dies at 61
  • Mar 27 KiichirĊ Toyoda, Japanese businessman and automobile maker (Toyota Motor Corporation). dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 57
  • Mar 31 Wallace H. White, Jr., American politician (Senate Majority Leader), dies at 74